These Flickers are so vivid in color they appear to be brightly painted!
Common in open country near large trees, Flickers are jay-sized woodpeckers with brown back, no white on the wings, and a black breast crescent. In flight you will see white rump, yellow or salmon under the wings and tail.
Often you will see them on the ground eating ants and displaying like this picture below where she has found bugs in the remains of a tree trunk in our back yard.
The yellow shafted race are commonly seen from Florida to Alaska with feeding grounds mostly in the East and Mid West of the continual United States.
Here in this photo, hubby has captured her beak full of suet and she is needing a napkin-ha!
These are wonderful birds to study and their sheer size and magnificent colors are so pleasing to the eye. I hope you have been able to observe these wonderful creatures in life where you live.
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